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will be meeting behind closed doors to discuss possible changes to filibuster rules. harry reid has indicated if no agreement is reached he'll make changes that will make it easier to confirm executive nominees. a parliamentarian talked about the history of the full buster and what rule changes would mean for the senate. >> good afternoon. welcome to all of you joining us. >> thank you for joining us via c-span this afternoon and all of our television viewers are welcome to send in questions by -mail to us. we will post the program within 24 hours on our website for your future reference, as well. hosting our discussion today is our senior legal follow in legal and judicial studies and manager of our judicial reform initiative. he handles things like elections, campaign financing, voter fraud and identification laws and registration issues. before joining us, he served for two years as a member of the federal election commission and has been a counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the u.s. department of justice. he is a former litigator, and house counsel, and senior c
at 8:00. click senate majority leader harry reid says he has the 51 votes needed to change senate rules on the filibuster. democrats say republicans are using the filibuster to block many obama nominees, because republicans say they will block all movement in the senate if it is passed. the heritage foundation is hosting a discussion on the impact of that tactic. senator filed motions yesterday to force the vote to let several nominations move forward -- among them, richard cordray to head the consumer financial protection bureau, thomas perez for labor secretary, regina mccarthy for epa administrator, and fred hochberg to lead the export- import bank. at the end of august, the board chairman's term expires, and they will no longer have the core of needed to collect business. among the nominees are the current board chair. s requested aican meeting. senator harry reid will speak monday morning at the center for american progress about the potential changes in senate rules. we will have live coverage beginning at 10:30 eastern. here is what the democratic senator said yesterday about the
over to the senate where the senate majority leader harry reid mark, said that he wants to change the rules so that republicans no longer have an easy time blocking the president's nominees. i just want to quickly show our audience a little bit of what reid and the senate republican leader mitch mccon hell to say about this yesterday. >> this is really a sad, sad day for the united states senate. and if we don't pull back from the brink here, my friend the majority leader is going to be remembered as the worst leader of the senate ever. the leader of the senate who fundamentally changed the body. >> all we want is for the president of the yoonteded states, whoever that might be, democrat or republican to be able to have the-- as contemplated in that document called the constitution of the united statesment that's to its asking too much. >> woodruff: so is mark, harry reid, potentially the worse senate leader ever for trying to change the rules? >> no, he isn't. but eight years ago positions were reversed. the republicans had a re-elected republican president and they were making t
. the banana wars sunday at 1:00 p.m. >> senate majority leader harry reid says he has the 51 leaders -- votes needed to change rules on the filibuster. democrats say republicans are using the filibuster to block president obama's nominees. republicans say they will block nominees. the heritage foundation hosted a discussion. here is a brief look. that right now senator reid does not have 60 votes in his caucus. he is supposedly going to use the nuclear option to change all of that. this is not the first time this issue has come up. was theator bill frist and wasajority leader being frustrated by votes on judicial nominations, he proposed the nuclear option. gang oflt was that a 14, seven republicans and seven democrats, worked together and no, to the floor and said, we are not going down that road. that was enough to stop senator france. result ofpe that as a the caucus on monday night, there might be a similar group that would come to the floor and say, do not go down that road. what happened in 1975 when the senate did go down that road, the repercussions lasted for years. years.terness las
. the ocean. >> reporter: and the lead human characters, led by tara reid, john heard, and former "beverly hills 90210" stalwart ian ziering, try not to get eaten. here's how campy it all is. someone actually wrote the following line. please listen closely. "instead of letting live sharks rain down on people, we're going to get in that chopper and throw bombs into the tornadoes!" i kid you not. anyway, you guessed it, it was a hit for nbc's syfy channel. at least on social media. facebook was wild with it. 5,000 tweets a minute. some big names and even the weather channel's jim cantore who lamented "why wasn't i asked to be the forecaster for sharknado?" >> we've never been hit by a storm quite like this. >> reporter: but is social media gold really fool's gold? especially since other pop culture rockets like the feature film "snakes on a plane" were actually box office duds. >> what's more important to advertisers and to networks is that social engagement that goes beyond the number of eyeballs on it and it goes to the volume of the voices of the people who are watching it. >> reporter: "
and majority leader harry reid has invited all senators to the old senate chamber to discuss changing the senate rules on filibusters of executive nominations. friday, former senate parliamentarian talked about the history of debate over senate rules in 1975 and 2005. >> now, it is true that right now senator harry reid does not have 60 votes in his caucus. and he is supposedly going to use "the nuclear option" to change all of that. that is not the first time this issue came up. when senator bill frist was the senate majority leader and was being frustrated by votes on judicial nominations, he proposed the nuclear option, and the result was that a gained of sevenained of 14, republicans, seven democrats, worked together and came to the ,loor and said "now, -- no we're not going down that road." that was enough to stop senator frisk. ofould hope that as a result thereucus on monday nine might be a similar -- monday night, there might be a similar group that would come to the floor and would say do not go down this road. i can tell you, having seen what happened in 1975, when the senat
is not agreed to. mr. reid: i enter a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked. the presiding officer: the motion is entered. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from florida. the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: a senator: mr. president? mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. udall: thank you, mr. president. i ask to be recognized to speak --. the presiding officer: the senate is in a quorum call. mr. udall: i ask to vitiate the quorum call, mr. president. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. udall: thank you. last week, 40,000 students --. the presiding officer: the senate will be in order. the senator from new mexico. mr. udall: last week, mr. president, 40,000 students in my state got some very bad news. the rates on new stafford student loans doubled and today these students got bad news again. today, our nation's students are once again, they wait in vain for relief. these students work hard, they're ambitious, they know how important a college education is, they know what it means to
from 90210. your female lead is tara reid of american pie fame. >> the plot is -- why am i saying the plot? it doesn't matter. >> there's a tornado that gets sharks out of the ocean and they can crawl on land and attack people. >> that's correct. there's a tornado full of sharks. >> i like how we take it so seriously. >> this will go down as one of the great scenes in movie history. here comes the shark, what do you do? >> hold the chainsaw -- >> oh, don't leave us hanging. >> how do you cut out of that scene. >> come on. we have to queue that back up. >> with the chain shaw he jumps into the mouth of the shark and goes into the shark and they're like he's dead but then slowly but surely a chainsaw starts to cut through the shark and he comes out of the shark. i can't believe you said that. >> this is like jaws 3-d. >> yes. >> what was the worst movie of all time, guilty pleasure. >> you know what movie i loved was flash gordon from the early 80s. that was such a good, bad, terrible visual effects but a great movie. i came home from dinner last night and i was on twitter and every
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